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Applying For Adding A New Category (Based On Exchanging License)

This service enables you to apply for adding a new license category based on exchanging a driving license with exceptions to certain nationalities (Check the table in Terms and Conditions).

Eligibility

Individual customers, citizens and residents, are eligible to apply for this service.

Required documents

  1. Valid driver's license that is to be replaced
  2. Original passport
  3. Emirates ID
  4. Eye test based on category (electronic eye test)
  5. Letter from the guardian in case the applicant is younger than 21-years-old (sponsored by his parents)
  6. No Objection Certificate (NOC) from sponsor for residents, with the exception of the following professions:
  1. Free business
  2. Expert
  3. Specialist
  4. Teacher
  5. Consultant
  6. Imam
  7. Treasurer
  8. Storekeeper
  9. Trader
  10. Surgeon
  11. Geologist
  12. Coach
  13. Expert
  14. Speaker
  15. Daiah
  16. Doctor
  17. Auctioneer
  18. Historian
  19. Captain
  20. Broker
  21. Owner or partner of a business/establishment
  22. Pharmacist
  23. Doctor/General practitioner
  24. Pilot
  25. Judge
  26. Legalist
  27. Journalist
  28. Writer
  29. Marriage Official
  30. Teacher
  31. Trainer
  32. Manager
  33. Lawyer
  34. Legal consultant
  35. Tutor
  36. Guide
  37. Lecturer
  38. Engineer
  39. Contractor
  40. Investor
  41. Owner of land or property
  42. Hostess
  43. Nurse
  44. Mufti
  45. Muezzin
  46. Reciter
  47. Businessman
  48. Editor
  49. Producer
  50. Director
  51. Anchor
  52. Program planner
  53. Accountant
  54. Financial analyst/researcher
  55. Economic analyst/researcher
  56. Tour guide
  57. Auditor
  58. Computer programmer
  59. Sports player
  60. Orator
  61. Prosecutor
  62. Commercial agent
  63. Noukhaza
  64. Lawyer
  65. Military personnel

Output

New driving license with added category.

Service fees

  • 80 AED
  • +20 AED knowledge and innovation fees.

Validity

Depends on the validity of the original license.

Average processing time

1 visit to the Customer Happiness Centres.

Ways to apply

Process

Through centres:

  • The customer submits the required documents at the centre
  • The customer adds the requested category
  • The customer is required to settle the fees of the service
  • The customer receives the license directly from the centre.

Terms and conditions

  • The Dubai Health Authority must approve the eye test, and the customer must pass the test relevant to the category
  • The customer must be present in person
  • The company must have a branch in Dubai in case the visa is issued in another emirate. The customer must work for this company.
  • The nationality of the customer must be from one of the exception countries, and the license should be issued in one of the said countries.

Table of exception countries



GCC countries

Saudi Arabia

Qatar

Amman

Bahrain

Kuwait









European countries

Germany

Italy

Switzerland

Poland

Slovakia

Finland

Spain

Netherlands

Greece

Sweden

Belgium

Ireland

Turkey

Denmark

Portugal

Austria

France

Britain

Norway

Romania

Luxembourg

Northern American countries

United States of America

Canada- Quebec only




East Asian countries

Japan

Australia

Singapore

People's Republic of China

South Korea

New Zealand

Hong Kong

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